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Gendering Welfare States

Gendering Welfare States

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Volume: 35

October 1994 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
How can mainstream models and classifications be used in analyzing welfare states and gender? What sorts of modifications to traditional theory are required? These and other questions are addressed in this book - the first to synthesize the insights of feminist and mainstream research in examining the impact of gender on welfare state analysis and outcomes. The text also highlights the effect of welfare state policies on women and men.

The international and interdisciplinary contributors approach the subject on two levels. First, they test the applicability of mainstream frameworks to new areas in analyzing gender. Second, they highlight possible reconceptualizations and innovative frameworks designed to provide gender-based analyses. These approaches are combined with a strong comparative component, focusing on a cross-section of countries of major interest in welfare state research.

Diane Sainsbury
Jet Bussemaker and Kees van Kersbergen
Gender and Welfare States
Some Theoretical Reflections

Anette Borchorst
Welfare State Regimes, Women's Interests and the EC
Siv Gustafsson
Childcare and Types of Welfare States
Traute Meyer
The German and British Welfare States as Employers
Patriarchal or Emancipatory?

Alan Siaroff
Work, Welfare and Gender Equality
A New Typology

Mary Daly
Comparing Welfare States
Towards a Gender Friendly Approach

Lois Bryson, Michael Bittman and Sue Donath
Men's Welfare State, Women's Welfare State
Tendencies to Convergence in Practice and Theory?

Kirsten Scheiwe
German Pension Insurance, Gendered Times and Stratification
Diane Sainsbury
Women's and Men's Social Rights
Gendering Dimensions of Welfare States

Barbara Hobson
Solo Mothers, Social Policy Regimes and the Logics of Gender
Toni Makkai
Social Policy and Gender in Eastern Europe

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